The anatomy of your drum kit

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

The choices facing the prospective buyer of drum gear is staggering. Much depends on your budget, but basically the drum kit is a simple instrument made up of numerous components. Knowing something of how these parts are constructed will help you to make informed choices when buying. Here we show...

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Aaron Spears recalls horror of explosion at Manchester show

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Ariana Grande‘s drummer Aaron Spears  is recalling the horrifying moment a bomb went off at Grande’s May 22 show in Manchester, England a blast that ultimately killed more than 20 and injured close to 60. Many children and young people are among the victims. Aaron Spears, who was heading back...

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Leo Taylor joins Dream Cymbals

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Dream Cymbals has welcomed young drummer Leo Taylor from Area 11 into the UK family of artists. Area 11 are an electronic rock band, whose recent album ‘Modern Synthesis’ hit No.27 in the UK album charts and No.2 in the UK Rock charts. Area 11 has toured the UK twice to capacity audiences...

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Rikki Rockett Talks

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

In July of 2015, Rikki Rockett, the happy-go-lucky drummer for one of the most notorious bands to emerge from the Sunset Strip in the ’80s, was diagnosed with oral cancer. Intense chemotherapy and radiation treatment followed, but Rockett’s cancer recurred. In the midst of all this, the father...

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The PO-32 tonic pocket operator

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

In 2015, Teenage Engineering released the first line of pocket operators, the PO-10 series, successfully launching some of the smallest and most affordable synthesisers on the market. These were followed up in 2016 with the launch of the PO-20 series. This time around the firm presents the newest...

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Gold D6 Drum Microphone

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Audix, a leading manufacturer of application-specific vocal and instrument microphones, has announced that in celebration of International Drum Month the company will be giving away one custom-made, gold-plated D6, dynamic instrument microphone.

The D6 is Audix’s flagship instrument microphone...

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Jeff Olson Talks

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

I cut my teeth playing at a weekly blues jam down in Austin hosted by some old-school blues cats who took me under their wing and taught me about playing musically and responding to other players. Every Sunday my parents would take me because I couldn’t drive or even get into the seedy bar! Throughout...

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Steve Holley Talks

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Steve Holley here, hoping everyone is doing well. Some of you may remember me from my time as a member of Paul McCartney’s Wings. I’m currently on a world tour with Ian Hunter and the Rant Band, celebrating my thirtieth year with Ian. I’d like to introduce you to a new record I’m part of...

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Manu Katche Session Drummer reflects on his career

Friday, May 19th, 2017

He’s one of the most respected session players in the business, he’s a bandleader, and a TV star in his native France. He is that rarest of musicians, a chameleon able to adapt to any musical situation yet with a sound and style that are unmistakably his own. He’s Manu Katché. As a youngster,...

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Jim Macaulay Talks

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

As I write this you’ll find me with a cold one in my hand, gazing out over the azure blue of the Mediterranean. Not really, I’m sitting on a flight case at the back of Newcastle Academy trying to stay out of the rain. However, despite the apparent lack of glamour, I can assure you there is no...

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Job, Buyer – Drums And Percussion

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Our growing team is looking to recruit a Drums & Percussion Buyer to join our Purchasing Department at our new HQ premises in York. Working alongside the category merchandiser, you will develop and own vendor relationships across the portfolio and will be responsible for sourcing, evaluating...

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Drummer Jimmy Copley Dies

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

British drummer Jimmy Copley, who performed with Tony Iommi, Paul Rodgers, Jeff Beck, Magnum and many others, has died after a battle with leukemia, according to a Facebook post by his former M3 bandmate Tony Martin. Martin wrote, “Sad to acknowledge the death of Jimmy Copley, drummer and all round...

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Cyrus Bolooki Talks About New Found Glory

Monday, May 15th, 2017

I’m Cyrus Bolooki, drummer for the band New Found Glory, and I’m writing this while in the middle of our Twenty Years of Pop Punk anniversary tour. This tour has been really fun for us as we’re playing multiple nights in most markets, and each night we’re playing two of our first six full-length...

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London Drum Show 2017

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

It’s your last chance to buy Early Bird tickets for this year’s London Drum Show. With drumming greats Jimmy Chamberlin, Andy Gangadeen, Kaz Rodriguez, Steve White and Ian Palmer already announced and plenty more up our sleeves, plus all the gear you could wish for and some exciting new...

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Drum Legend Corky Laing Spring & Summer 2017 World Tour!

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Corky Laing, the powerhouse drummer of the legendary bands Mountain and West, Bruce & Laing is taking Mountain’s music back on the road. Since 2015 Corky has infrequently played in Europe and the US as Corky Laing plays Mountain. The audiences’ response to Corky’s passion, energy and respect...

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